Wednesday, December 21, 2022 / by Cindy Bunch
Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Making the Move to be Near Family:
When considering the decision to move closer to family, it is important to ask yourself some valuable questions:
Is the reason for your move to be closer to aging parents or grown children?
Are there grandchildren that you want to be closer to?
Are you looking to make a lifestyle change?
What will be the cost of the move?
Is it feasible to downsize your home and find a new place to live?
What would be the impact of leaving your friends and current lifestyle behind?
Taking the time to answer these questions can help you make the right decision for yourself and your family.
Pros and Cons of Relocating to Be Closer to Family:
The pros of relocating to be closer to family are many. Being closer to loved ones can be beneficial for emotional support and connection. It also provides an opportunity to spend quality time with them and build lasting relationships. It can also provide peace of ; ...
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 / by Cindy Bunch
Downsizing: Sometimes it’s a difficult decision and sometimes it’s a no-brainer when you’re past retirement age and decide to sell your home. Every homeowner has their own journey and unique situation as to why they want to sell their home.
It could be a logical next step to downsize from the home where you raised your family to something smaller and easier to maintain with lower monthly expenses. Or perhaps it’s a necessity due to a fixed income.
Whatever it looks like for you, here are 7 tips when it comes to downsizing. Our team has helped many families downsize, so these tips come from a lot of experience!
#1 Don’t Wait Too Long
Picture it: You’ve just put in your retirement at work and ran the numbers with your financial planner, so all the numbers look fine to stay in your current home. It may be a little tighter, financially, but you’ll still be comfortable on a fixed income, so you decide to stay where you are in the 2-sto ...
Monday, November 7, 2022 / by Cindy Bunch
Have you browsed every page of Realtor.com and you’re ready to jump in on your house hunt? No matter your reason for moving, if it’s your first time or your third, the very first thing you’re going to want to do is get a pre-approval and I’ve got a couple of reasons why.
Having been in the real estate industry for over 20 years, our team has seen all market types and helped hundreds of families buy real estate, so we are VERY confident in telling you that your number one step when it comes to buying a home is to get pre-approved.
First, what is Pre-Approval?
The pre-approval process is when a lender tentatively agrees to loan you an amount of money. Similar to when you officially apply for a mortgage loan, your lender completes a detailed review of your finances including your income, assets, and debts. You’ll have to submit financial documentation and there will be a hard inquiry on your credit, which does impact your credit score, but not much of a ; ...
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 / by Cindy Bunch
Thinking of taking on a home improvement project soon? You're not alone! According to the National Association of Realtors 2022 Remodeling Impact Report, demand for contracting in remodeling work steeply increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. When consumers remodel, it is to upgrade worn-out surfaces, finishes, and materials, to add features and improve livability, and because it is time for a change.
Keep the following tips in mind when you start any home improvement journey and achieve the best bang for your buck:
1. Make clear goals. Consider what you want to achieve by investing (time, energy, money) into this project. For example, you want to create spa-like getaway in your currently outdated primary bathroom... What are the key pieces you need to reach that end result? Do you need to gut the bathroom to the studs or would new plumbing and lighting fixtures achieve your desired look?
2. Align a realistic budget with your goals. Know your numbers first because re. ...
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 / by Cindy Bunch
The Overlook at Old Atlanta: an award-winning, active adult community checks all the boxes for ideal retirement living.
The Overlook at Old Atlanta is located in the sought-after, Atlanta suburb, Suwanee, GA. Jim Chapman Communities designed this amenity-rich, gated community and construction started in 2017. It consists of 74 attached villas and 54 single-family homes in a vibrant, close-knit setting. Square footage of homes in The Overlook at Old Atlanta range from around 2300 to over 4400 including finished terrace levels.
The community was a winner at the National Association of Home Builders Show in 2019 for Best Attached Homes over 1,700 square feet. Each home includes luxury finishes and thoughtfully designed floorplans.
It is a 55+ community which, if you’re not familiar, means at least one resident in the home must be 55 years of age or older. In this particular community, no one under the age of 18 may be a permanent resident. The grandkids can st; ...